On Saturday 20th August we will be holding our first ever family Fun Day. The details of which are explained below but please do come along with your children or grandchildren and enjoy our initiative to try and get more Junior's playing golf. The day will be open to everyone so please mention it to as many people as possible. Thank you to our Chairman, Ian Gregory for writing the press release which follows:
Ryder Cup boost for Junior Golfers
With just weeks before the 2016 Ryder Cup excites the imagination of even non-golfers, Came Down Golf Club is doing its bit to bring new players into the game. Credited with being the Birthplace of the Ryder Cup (because Sam Ryder dreamt up the idea at Came) the Club has now brought in a new initiative to grow the game.
Came Down is determined to introduce boys and girls to golf and is proving it by having the most attractive juniors’ package in the County. Free of charge for under 10s and with a subscription rate of just £25 a year for 10 to 16 year old golfers, Came Down really wants more young people to play the game. As Came Down former President and County Ladies' Golf President, Ann Talbot, said: "Dorset has had great success over the past few years with both boys and girls progressing to the Professional game. We would like to continue to produce and encourage that talent through our Juniors’ section at Came Down"
New Junior Organiser, Hugh Lawes, and the Club Professional, Nick Rodgers have devised an innovative programme to get junior golfers into the game quickly. The emphasis, says Hugh, is: "To get Juniors on the course and playing as soon as possible. The practice area is vital and no one teaches Juniors better than Nick, but actually playing is what it's all about." Nick commented that "Even Rory McIlroy and Charley Hull started their golf somewhere and if they'd lived in Dorset they couldn't have done much better than Came."
Came Down also emphasises that golf should be a family game and lives up to this belief with some families having up to four generations of players as members.
Saturday 20th August is Family Golf Day at Came Down Golf Club. With the Club open to visitors from midday until 3.00 pm it offers an introduction for all ages on what golf has to offer. "It will be fun for all the family" said Club Captain, Adrian Crook, "whatever your age, whether a total novice or experienced player, come and see what we have to offer”. Free of charge with a free BBQ, fun competitions, spot prizes and an opportunity to sample golf at the birthplace of the Ryder Cup it’s an afternoon that can’t be beaten.
Details are on the Came Down website www.camedowngolfclub.co.uk.